January, 2019

San Luis Obispo County seeking to intervene in PG&E bankruptcy

San Luis Obispo County plans to pursue legal intervention in PG&E’s expected bankruptcy in order to protect an $85 million settlement agreement with the utility over the closure of the Diablo Canyon power plant. [KCOY] On Sunday, PG&E, which potentially... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student infected with Norovirus

A Cal Poly student who lives on campus has contracted norovirus, university officials announced. [Cal Coast Times] Norovirus causes nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms can include fever, headaches and body aches. The student who contracted norovirus is... (Continue reading)

Evacuation orders issued for Santa Barbara County burn areas

Santa Barbara County authorities have issued evacuation orders, the first of 2019, for residents living in multiple burn areas ahead of an anticipated storm that could cause new debris flows. [Cal Coast Times] An evacuation order for the Thomas Fire... (Continue reading)

Davis cop-killer appeared to suffer from delusions

The deceased man who has been identified as the gunman who killed a female rookie Davis police officer left behind a note saying police were hitting him with ultrasonic waves and he couldn’t live with it anymore. [CNN] At about... (Continue reading)

‘Cleaning up’ San Luis Obispo County agency’s missing money woes

By Cal Coast Times staff The county’s waste management board voted last week to begin “clean up” of fiscal issues which have generated ongoing criminal investigations by law enforcement into alleged misappropriation of public funds by former employees. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

PG&E to file for bankruptcy, CEO resigns in aftermath of wildfires

As the company potentially faces billions of dollars in liabilities for involvement in California wildfires, PG&E announced Sunday it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Additionally, the utility’s CEO Geisha Williams resigned. [Cal Coast Times] While investigators have determined... (Continue reading)

Orcutt man sentenced to 54 years in prison for murder

An Orcutt man received a sentence on Friday of 54 years to life in prison for shooting and killing a man outside a bar in the northern Santa Barbara County city. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 a.m. on March... (Continue reading)

Political newcomer appointed to Grover Beach City Council

The elected Grover Beach council members on Monday filled a vacant seat on the city’s governing body by appointing an attorney who had never previously attended a council meeting. [Cal Coast Times] Grover Beach council members selected Desi Lance from... (Continue reading)

Security guard stabbed in Santa Maria protected by vest

A security guard patrolling a business park in Santa Maria was stabbed early Friday morning, but received only minor injures because of a security vest he was wearing. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 3 a.m., the guard went to check... (Continue reading)

Judge finds no wrongdoing by San Luis Obispo County DA’s office

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office faced allegations of meddling in the investigation being conducted by the defense in the Grover Beach dog attack case, but a judge cleared prosecutors of wrongdoing and denied a motion requesting the... (Continue reading)